Columbus Burkhart Murals

Preservation of the Emerson Burkhart Mural Music: 1000 High School Students Participate in the Project Only visible for four years, 1934-1938, the controversial mural was not visible again until sixty-years later when approximately 1,000 art students at the Metropolitan Education Center…

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Frank T. Bow Federal Building, Canton, OH

Steel Industry by Glen Shaw, 1937 A series of thirteen, powerfully composed, murals each depicting a different facet of the steel industry that is so important to cities of Northern Ohio. The scenes are rendered in a complex of oil paint,…

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Federal Support for Murals and Other Arts

Many of the earlier murals in the United States on view to the public were created through the support of the Federal government. Today, most of these murals are under the care of the U.S. General Services Administration. The U.S.…

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